Social networking for romance readers
Where does your writing fit within the historical genre?
Added by Francine Howarth on April 5, 2013 at 19:21 — No Comments
The Book Fair will take place 12 -15th April - Sign up ASAP. See Here for Details. I'll be holding another one a couple of weeks later for contemporary novels.
Added by Francine Howarth on March 23, 2013 at 17:19 — No Comments
A Group where authors can post excerpts from historical novels and share across Facebook. Historical Excerpts
Added by Francine Howarth on March 1, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments
I seem to have lost all my previous 5* reviews posted by fellow authors on this novel. An Amazon purge or glitch. So I thought I might as well give it away for free for a few days in hope I get some nice reviews... I'll surely clock a fair few negatives, which is par for the course... …Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on November 12, 2012 at 17:05 — No Comments
Romantic Friday Writers hold fortnightly challenges, and every post must must have an element of romance. It can be merely a hint of romance, intended romance, full-on romance, and the challenge is having to abide to a prompt. It might be a worded or image prompt: either way you can post a snippet from a novel that fits the prompt. You can write a piece of flash fiction or a poem. This week's challenge is A Romantic Picnic in no more than 400 words. So, how good are you at honing your work?…Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on August 23, 2012 at 8:59 — No Comments
A signed copy of my paperback collection (Regency/Georgian) novellas is up for grabs at http://www.famousfiveplus.com/ The book itself is standard paperback 5" x 8" - 326 pages. Sorry about the quality of the photograph.…Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on July 28, 2012 at 10:53 — No Comments
A Romantic Georgian Murder Mystery: the year is 1800: Naples & Venice.
Amidst a gathering of nobility and gentry a daring jewel theft occurs. A young naval lieutenant suggests the notorious Venetian jewel thief could well be a woman, but a beautiful Russian countess scoffs at his suggestion albeit in coquettish manner. Determined to unmask the identity of the thief, at the same time intrigued by the countess, Lt Herne covertly follows her around Naples:…Continue
My US published contemporary romance is live on Amazon as a Kindle. The last time I heard from my publisher the contemporary had hit 10,000 ranking at Amazon.com and it only went live on Monday afternoon. Pic and book trailer at my blog.
Also live on Monday Venetian Encounter, which is a Romantic Georgian Murder Mystery set in Naples and Venice. The latter at Carnivale.
Added by Francine Howarth on July 17, 2012 at 20:03 — No Comments
If you're a secret fan of "Forever Amber" and or the "Angelique" novels you'll love this one. It's also available on US Amazon.…Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on July 3, 2012 at 12:33 — No Comments
Writing flash-fiction by my reckoning, is the best means for any writer to learn the art of honing one's work and making every word count! Even when a snippet is extracted from a novel for purposes of becoming an excerpt, impact is key. That excerpt is supposed to help sell your novel. It has to convey essence of the book's content. "But that's easy" you might say, "I'll select a thrilling or sexy bit." OK, one or the other or both might capture a reader's attention, and just for that…Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on June 29, 2012 at 10:39 — No Comments
Can you believe it, people have started tagging this novel as medieval when it states it is a 17th century setting. I couldn't believe readers are that ignorant of history. So I'm wondering if I need to replace the cover. Out of the two, the colourful one depicting fashions of the era, which is best? …Continue
It's due release next month: July.
In the past Tania has masqueraded as Nina at parties, and likewise Nina has pretended to be Tania. As far as Tania is concerned one more act of deception isn’t going to hurt anybody. Despite Nina’s reluctance, she’s won over by Tania’s pleading ways and…
All thanks to Pauline Barclay's unstinting support for her group of authors at Famous Five Plus.
Added by Francine Howarth on May 14, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
Finally it's up after a blip with Amazon... For some "unknown" reason the formatting on their "sample read" messed up. They have apologised, profusely!!!
This is the novel Choc-Lit turned down: the one and only publisher I subbed it to...Not that I mind one bit. It's a bodice-ripper in the old sense of the word, yet set against a real backdrop with real people featured alongside imaginary characters. My other historical novels (none submitted to publishers) have done "so…Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on May 7, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
I am so pee'd off by a publisher rip off!!!!!
I bought a Nora Roberts book Kindle edition: didn't really look at the price in assumption it would be the cheapest deal. Like hell it was.
Kindle: £9.49 -
Paperback: £6.29 -
Hard cover: £12.39
Mainstream Publishers are doing themselves no favours in trying to coin it from cheap to produce…Continue
See what happens when you respond to a friend's request for help with a month long project! Not only your childhood exposed but your publishing history, too!Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on April 6, 2012 at 10:23 — No Comments
This is a republished novel (1994), new title, and it reflects a huge chunk of my life. It's an auto-biography hidden behind fictional characters, and within real-time settings. It's available on Amazon.
A Romantic Suspense: Headline News – MI6 Officer…Continue
Bloomesbury have set up a new imprint for "old voices new hats" and new voices yet to gain a Bloomesbury hat/bonnet!
Quote: The books in Bloomsbury Circus will be mostly fiction, unashamedly literary, always fresh and sometimes surprising. In its first year, we will publish nine titles and from there the list will grow to up to four each month.…
Added by Francine Howarth on March 16, 2012 at 10:54 — No Comments
I've really posted this because I didn't want the cover of my novel to remain "in your face" so to speak.
Nevertheless, are you keen on browsing images for writer stimulation?
If you were given the following as a project writing medium what might it inspire for you.…Continue
Added by Francine Howarth on March 15, 2012 at 11:08 — No Comments